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Wrongful Death

Wrongful Death Lawyers in Mobile, AL

Compassionate Advocacy for Families in Alabama and Beyond

When someone dies due to the negligence or wrongful conduct of another person, the victim is not only robbed of his or her life: Their family is also forever robbed of a cherished loved one. This grief becomes even more difficult to bear when there is a substantial loss of income and the family’s finances are put at risk.

While nothing can ever truly compensate for this kind of tragedy, filing a wrongful death claim can lighten some of the financial burden caused by a loved one’s death – and ensure that the responsible party is unable to hurt other families through the same negligence. At Cunningham Bounds, our compassionate Mobile wrongful death attorneys have handled hundreds of cases and are committed to achieving the best possible outcome every time.

Since 1958, our firm has recovered billions of dollars in verdicts and settlements on behalf of Alabama residents. We devote extensive resources to each case, and as injury attorneys who truly care about our clients, we want to help you find peace of mind in the wake of a terrible loss.

Contact us today! We are here to help. Don’t hesitate to contact our wrongful death lawyers in Mobile today.

Am I Eligible for a Wrongful Death Claim?

In personal injury law, wrongful death is one of the types of “damages” available to victims after a serious accident. However, because the victim is deceased, a wrongful death lawsuit can only be brought by specific family members and loved ones who were affected by the victim’s death.

In Alabama, wrongful death claims can be made by any of the following:

  • Surviving spouses
  • Children
  • Parents
  • Grandparents
  • Siblings

As with any other personal injury claim, you will need to show that another individual or organization directly caused serious injuries through negligence. A person or group of people can be considered “negligent” when they violate the standard “duty of care” that was owed to the victim in a given situation. For example, a driver who decides to drink alcohol before getting behind the wheel will almost always be considered negligent in a car accident, as drunk driving is one of the leading causes of car crash fatalities across the country.

Additionally, you can pursue a wrongful death claim when your loved one was the victim of an intentional wrongful action or a crime, such as a physical assault. Although prosecutors may decide to file criminal charges against the defendant in these instances, you are still entitled to bring a lawsuit through the civil justice system and hold them accountable there.

To establish a wrongful death claim, you will need to demonstrate the following:

  • That the defendant (or the party responsible for your loved one’s death) acted in a negligent or wrongful manner;
  • That this negligence or wrongful action directly caused your loved one’s accident; and
  • That you and any relevant family members have suffered financial and emotional losses as a direct result of your loved one’s death.

Contact Our Alabama Team Today

If you have lost a loved one due to another’s negligence, we invite you to speak with our Mobile wrongful death firm as soon as possible. We are committed to helping you regain stable financial footing and fight for justice.

At Cunningham Bounds, our experienced lawyers can help you understand your rights, present you with a realistic course of action, and help you move forward. By demanding a high level of attention to every case, we’ve often achieved record-setting verdicts and settlements for our clients whose loved ones were killed by the negligent or wrongful conduct of others.

Call (251) 299-0101! Learn more about filing a wrongful death claim by scheduling your free case evaluation today.

The Cunningham Bounds Experience

  • With You to the End

    Unlike most plaintiff law firms, we have our own appellate practice, which means we can stay involved in your case throughout the appeals process. We keep fighting until the case is over.

  • Committed to Our Community

    We believe in giving back to our community. We provide pro bono (no cost) legal services to those in our community who can’t afford legal representation. We also support local charitable organizations by donating our time, money, and expertise.

  • With Us, It's Personal

    Throughout your case, our team will always be accessible, responsive, respectful, honest, and compassionate. Our clients can attest to our high level of service and the longstanding relationships we have forged with them.

Don't Settle For Less

At Cunningham Bounds, we work tirelessly to get the best possible result for you.

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